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Patrington Pharmacy (1032110)

Inspection outcome: Standards met

Last inspection: 13/05/2021

Pharmacy context

The pharmacy is on the main street in the village of Patrington. The pharmacy changed ownership in November 2020. The pharmacy’s main activities are dispensing NHS prescriptions and selling over-the-counter medicines. The pharmacy was inspected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inspection summary findings

Principle 1. Governance

Standards met

The pharmacy suitably identifies and manages the risks associated with its services including the risks from COVID-19. It has up-to-date written procedures that the pharmacy team follows. And it completes all the records it needs to by law. The pharmacy protects people’s private information properly. The pharmacy responds appropriately when errors occur and the team takes appropriate action to prevent future mistakes.

Principle 2. Staff

Standards met

The pharmacy has a small team with the basic skills to support its services. Team members work well together and support each other in their day-to-day work. Pharmacy team members receive informal feedback on their performance and have several opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge.

Principle 3. Premises

Standards met

The pharmacy premises are appropriate for the services provided. The pharmacy has suitable facilities to meet the needs of people requiring privacy when using the pharmacy services.

Principle 4. Services, including medicines management

Standards met

The pharmacy provides services which support people's health needs and it manages these services well. The pharmacy identifies the risks to the delivery of its services and it has appropriate systems in place to ensure people receive their medicines safely and efficiently. The pharmacy gets its medicines from reputable sources and it stores and manages medicines correctly. The team carries out checks to make sure medicines are in good condition and suitable to supply.

Principle 5. Equipment and facilities

Standards met

The pharmacy has the equipment it needs to provide safe services and it uses its facilities to suitably protect people’s private information.

Pharmacy details

13 Market Place

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What do the inspection outcomes mean?

After an inspection each pharmacy receives one overall outcome. This will be either Standards met or Standards not all met

Met The pharmacy has met all the standards for registered pharmacies
Not all met The pharmacy has not met one or more of the standards for registered pharmacies

What do the summary findings for each principle mean?

The standards for registered pharmacies are made up of five principles. The pharmacy will also receive one of four possible findings for each of these principles. These are:

Excellent practice The pharmacy delivers an innovative service and benefits the whole community and performs well against the standards
Good practice The pharmacy delivers positive outcomes for patients and performs well against most of the standards
Standards met The pharmacy meets all the standards
Standards not all met The pharmacy has not met one or more standards